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Mountain man

On the bucket list, absolutely, and I don’t know if I’ll ever get there, is Kamchatka, in the Russian Far East.

He did
it quietly

You wouldn’t necessarily know him, but he was a big, big influence on a huge part of London.

Aiming high

You’re not doing it just “because”. You’re doing it with purpose. We have to be purposeful.

Pick a project
and think big

It’s a really good example of how ambitious local government can make the weather rather than being subject to it.

Re-think the model

There are huge opportunities in Hounslow, massive ones, and some of it quite off-radar. There are parts of our borough which can accommodate 14,000 new homes.

Place leaders

There needs to be a mature conversation with investors and developers about their contribution to creating places where people want to live.

Pride of place

The line of sight will be clear and we will make it as easy as possible to deliver in our borough.

Live it
and breathe it

The surgeon said it was like hitting a boiled egg: the top of my knee just shattered.

Hats off

Loyalty is really important. Being truthful all of the time. No excuses in that.

Public servant

I hope I have made a difference. I think you learn very quickly in politics that you cannot please all of the people all of the time.